Volvo Car Malaysia has announced that the locally-assembled S90 T8 Twin Engine Inscription is now open for orders with a special introductory price of RM348,888 (on-the-road without insurance). The S90 T8 Twin Engine will complement both the V90 and S90 T6 R-Design and introduce the Inscription trim level, the most luxurious trim level available for Malaysia, to the S90 model range.
“The S90 T8 Twin Engine Inscription is our expression of luxury, performance and class-leading technologies and with an absolutely competitive price, it will be the best offer within the Premium DE Segment in Malaysia,” said Lennart Stegland, MD of Volvo Car Malaysia.
Volvo’s unique take on hybrid powertrains will see the S90 T8 Twin Engine deliver uncompromising power, handling and efficiency without sacrificing the characteristics of a premium sedan. The advanced powertrain produces a total of 407 bhp/640 Nm which goes to through an 8-speed automatic transmission and gives a claimed acceleration capability of 4.8 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. With the front wheels powered by the petrol engine and the rear wheels independently propelled by an electrical motor, power delivery is instantaneous.
“Our approach with Plug-in Hybrids Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) is a totally different from what is currently available in the market; by placing the hybrid battery in the tunnel, it does not only lower the centre of gravity and improve handling, it also leaves precious cargo space in the sedan unaffected,” Mr. Stegland added.
The locally-assembled S90 T8 Twin Engine will also follow the way of the XC90 T8 Twin Engine and will be exported to some markets in ASEAN. With its capability to assemble electrified Volvos, the Malaysian production plant – which was the first vehicle assembly plant in the country – has secured its place within Volvo’s global electrification strategy which will eventually see all Volvo models launched with some level of hybridisation.